Bips takes a shine to shades of grey


With actress Bipasha Basu’s frequent temple visits, one wonders if she has suddenly turned pious or does she desperately need a divine blessing to get that elusive superhit in her kitty. We can just wait and watch if her prayers turn the fortunes in her favour at the BO.

Raaz 3 is a third-in-a-row sequel to the superhit Raaz franchise from the well-known Vishesh Films’ camp.
Talking about her role, she says, “Definitely, it is more challenging to don a grey shade as such characters are multi-layered and command a great fluctuating graph to etch out on celluloid. The range is wide and is always more exciting to essay it onscreen. It is like treading on a different mind-terrain altogether. Being good is way easier and predictable as well.”
It is no wonder then that the dusky actor once made her debut with a negative role in Abbas-Mustan’s Ajnabee, 10 years ago.
Candidly confiding that Raaz has thankfully got her on to “the map of acting,” Bips further adds that many girls her age or her contemporaries are yet to witness a jubilee on their career path.
If Sonia with her bold moves could seduce the voyeur in the viewer in Jism, Shanaya, mystical from head to toe, can certainly curdle your blood with her cold, wicked smile and mischievous glare in Raaz 3. For here, Bipasha has comfortably dropped the guard to explore the intriguing side of a paranoid actress who is almost losing her sanity.
“After hearing the script narration of Raaz 3, I was completely zapped. My first reaction was wow! I instantly knew I was into it but didn’t know how to project the kirdaar on the 70 mm canvas as Shanaya is out-and-out dark and extremely spiteful. She is that venomous snake which stings you hard,” she elaborates.
When asked if she had been a slave to her own stardom ever, she says, “In the past two years, nothing gave me more pleasure than my work. And I am 100 per cent passionate about my craft. Look, every field has its own limitations but within that narrow, stipulated frame, if one can pull out some gems, then nothing like it. I still have a long, long way to go. My innings won’t end anytime soon. But as an actor I’ll have to confront that harsh reality of fading into a corner of oblivion someday. You see, nothing is permanent. But then one must have the heart and courage to learn to accept it with grace too.”
We can’t agree more with your philosophy, Bips.

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